“The way to solve some of our energy problems is to promote innovation and technology to make this country more energy efficient,” said Dave Jones, CEO of CES International, a developer of operations-management software for utilities. “Our government and our utilities are, as they should be, focused on solving the transmission and supply-and-demand problems. Meanwhile, there is a contingent of software companies out there that are making great strides to streamline the way utilities deliver power to businesses and consumers. These innovations are making a significant impact on the relationship between utilities and their customers.”
SPOKANE, Wash., May 31,2001 – Itron Inc. announced today that it has signed a contract with Clark Public Utilities, electricity supplier to more than 150,000 customers in southwest Washington state, to provide the utility with technology to automate meter data collection throughout its service territory.